Kublai Khan Steamboat Buffet

Hello everybody!

It's been raining almost everyday and now is the time to finally put on your favorite sweater that has been kept in your wardrobe for far too long. A hot bowl of soup will always be the best meal choice in this cold weather.

Jo and I were waiting for our exams to end just so we could celebrate our holidays. The sad truth is that it is really rare to find a steamboat buffet that is halal certified. I have been going to Seoul Garden and I must say the standard has dropped over the years. I asked my cousin for some recommendations and she mentioned Kublai Khan Steamboat. I have heard about Kublai Khan Mongolian Buffet earlier this year but never got to try them as there were mixed reviews for the place.

But I thought I should give this place a try since it is fairly new and thehalalfoodblog gave a good review about it. It was not hard to find the place, it is just beside Simlim Square facing Laselle. The steamboat buffet only starts at 5.30pm and we were the first to arrive. We were welcomed by friendly staff and ushered to our seats.

We chose Tom Yum and Chicken soup base.

We could not wait to start on the food as we were really hungry.

A big bowl of rice was served but we wanted to save our tummy for the rest of the food.

All the items were fresh. We asked for a refill for the mushrooms several times.

The yong tau foo items that we were not able to try because our tummy were bursting from the meat and cooked food. 

The chili crab is a signature dish in Singapore. Every time celebrities visit Singapore they always rave about the famous chilli crab. This was my first trying chili crab in Singapore and I did not like this dish at all. It was too sweet for my liking. My mother cooks really good crab so I guess I am not used to this taste. Similarly, Joleen felt the same way about the crab as well.

I had this mussel dish all by myself. Firstly, the mussels were really fresh. However, the sauce was a little sweet but the more you eat the spicier it gets due to the black pepper.

This fried food platter is really good. I must say one of the best chicken satay I have ever tasted. Well seasoned and tender. Although the mutton/beef satay tasted good I felt like I was chewing on gum. The ebi, crab meat and scallops were all really good and fresh.

I love cereal prawns and this dish was an absolute pleasure. The manager told us that it is a popular dish and I totally understood when I had my first bite. Cereal prawns should be eaten hot with it's skin.

We had several refills and by the time it came to dessert we were too full. For desserts they only had 4 basic flavors of ice-cream and I am not complaining for the lack of variety because I would have been able to try them all.

Overall, my first dine in experience was an absolute pleasure. Both the soups and cooked food tasted really good with the exception of the chili crab. But I must really mention the excellent service. I am very particular when it comes to service and I was impressed with the service. The manager personally served us and he constantly checked if we had enough food.He told us that the tour groups frequently visits the place. The place is big enough to cater for big gatherings for friends and family. There is also a private room if you plan to celebrate birthdays or anniversaries there.

The best part is the affordable price for all these amazing food and service we got. Also, the price is the same during public holidays! How amazing is that?
Adult: $23.50 nett

Child (3 – 12yrs old) : $12.80nett
Student: $20 nett

If you have NTUC link card, you get an additional 10% off your total bill. Personally, I felt that it was really worth it. 

Royal Kublai Khan
Steamboat Buffet & Seafood Restaurant
175 Bencoolen Street
#01-56 Burlington Square
Singapore 189649

For reservations please call:

You can walk from Bugis Mrt or Dhoby Ghaut Mrt.

Steamboat buffet is what you need in this cold and chilly weather. Visit the place with your close friends or families to celebrate this wonderful year!


  1. Hi, is the price($23.50) inclusive of the chilli crab and cereal prawns?

    1. Hello! Yes it's all inclusive. You might want to call and check what they have on that day because I think the cooked food selection is different on different days!

  2. Does this place still exist???

    1. My sincere apologies for the late reply. You can try calling the outlet to check if they are still operating. But I believe it should still be there.

  3. Hi! I tried calling to book a table, but they only accept tour group reservations. No more public :(